Pullet eating straw

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by thebean81, Nov 27, 2016.

  1. thebean81

    thebean81 New Egg

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    One of my girls was laying in corner tonight instead of on the roost bar. I caught her eating straw. So we kicked the girls out of the coop and took out all the straw and put down shavings. I don't know how much she ate or how long she's been doing this. What do I need to watch out for? I hope she'll be ok.
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Are you positive it was straw? I know chickens will eat the feathers that have molted off of other chickens?? If it was a straw I don't really think a few pieces would hurt her provided she has the grit in her gizzard to grind it up.
     
  3. thebean81

    thebean81 New Egg

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    100% straw. I saw her do it once 2 weeks ago and didn't think anything of it.
     
  4. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    Mine eat the odd bit by accident and I've never had a problem. I have tiny bantams as well as bigger girls. Unless her crop seems unusually full (check in the morning as at night it should be nice and full) I wouldn't worry.
     

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